The boys of Forged In Fire, and yes, Jason Redick really is that much taller than all of us.
My sister Tiare Maumasi and I holding it down for all the BLADE attendees.
From top left going clockwise: My self threatening to cut my good buddy and awesome maker, Jason Knight; hangin with fellow Forged In Fire alums; photo op with FIF judge Doug Marcaida; myself and fellow chef's knife maker Don Nguyen brandishing each others work.
Following BLADE Show, I road tripped with the boys from Dragon's Breath Forge to hang out, play with steel and share knowledge. I built a practice Journeyman-smith performance test blade, I got to learn about making crucible steel and much more. I got to share some of my damascus making knowledge and and got to hang with some really great guys. Mace Vitale even made it up to visit.
I even got to meet a mutually admired chef's knife maker named Andy Billipp at his farm, whom also hails form CT. Awesome hard working guy with great skills.
All and all, a lot of fun was had and great memories were made, but I am very happy to be home with my family, and back to the grind.